About the Event

Focusing on the highest-caliber leisure agents and suppliers in the premium travel industry, Connections Luxury has taken its unique approach across the world, including Portugal, Abu Dhabi, China and Brazil. Connections Luxury events provide the perfect environment, the memorable experiences and the time needed to truly make a connection. The events also create a platform for exploring the trends and challenges facing the premium travel industry through lively roundtable discussions and stimulating workshops.Suppliers represent key and emerging luxury travel markets including hotel chains, boutique hotels, DMCs, airlines, private jet and yacht charters, cruise lines and destinations.Buyers are handpicked through research and word-of-mouth recommendations. They represent key and emerging luxury travel markets and reflect the region in which the event is located.

When & Where

29 - 01

Hampshire
Hampshire

Agenda

Sunday, 28th September

VIP transfers – check in – Spa Access

Free time – Spa optional

Cocktail reception by Lingua Communications

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Terrace

Informal networking reception

Informal dinner

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Four season restaurant

Informal dinner

Monday, 29th September

Spa /Run/ mountain bike/tennis orSpinning class (6.45-7.35) and breakfast (from 7.00)

Location: Lobby

Free time – optional activitiesand breakfast

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe director of events

Opening with refreshments and networking

Connections meeting 1

One-to-one Meeting

Connections meeting 2

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

Networking lunch with Ken Segall former creative director Apple sponsored by The Telegraph

Duration: 50 minutes

Connections meeting 4

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

Connections meeting 5

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

Connections meeting 6

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

The Future Generation with Ewan MacLeod leading mobile technology expert

Duration: 50 minutes

Free time

Duration: 30 minutes

Cocktail mixologist sponsored by JEANRICHARD

Duration: 50 minutes

Dinner with live entertainment Wines by Etihad Airways

Duration: 2 hours

Tuesday, 30th September

Spa /Run/ mountain bike/tennis or Spinning class (optional) and breakfast

Duration: 55 minutes

Opening day 2 with networking by Accord Group

Duration: 50 minutes

Connections meeting 7

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

Connections meeting 8

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

Connections meeting 9

Duration: 50 minutes

One-to-one Meeting

Networking BBQ lunch with Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton

Duration: 1:35 minutes

Connections meeting 10

Duration: 50 minutes

Connections meeting 11

Duration: 50 minutes

Connections meeting 12

Duration: 50 minutes

Networking BBQ lunch with Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton

Closing remarks

Duration: 15 minutes

Networking and experiences

Duration: 1 hour

Wednesday, 29th October

Spa, departures and VIP transfers

Dress Code

The Connections way works best when you embrace the experiences on offer. During the day we would advise that all delegates dress in comfortable/casual attire.

Suits and ties are not required

We all like you to look your best, but with our programme being active, suits may not work!

Think carefully about heels

Heels can be a problem if you want to join some of the activities on offer, so if you’re going to wear heels, consider bringing some flats too so you don’t miss out.

Weather

The average temperature in England in September is likely to be 10°C, but please do check the weather before packing your suitcase.

We do advise that all delegates take their own necessities, which may include, medical supplies, etc.

Experiences

Here at Connections Luxury, we’re dedicated to creating the best possible environment to help our buyers and suppliers create deep, lasting business relationships with each other.
We put a significant amount of thought into the planning of the schedule to ensure ample time to meet as many people as possible. Even our breakfasts and lunches are geared toward relationship forming opportunities.
The Experiences — or activities — were intended to act as replacements for table top introductory meetings. Instead of sitting in the (admittedly very nice!) hotel ballroom at an assigned table, our buyers and suppliers were encouraged to try an activity together.

Here are listed the activities, to give you an idea of what to expect:

- Supercars
- Hand Massage
- Birds of prey
- Fishing
- Walking the grounds
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Table tennis
- Wearable technology including google glasses

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